BreakingNews 20/9/16 - 12 IPOB members arrested in Enugu

[ Masterweb Reports: Tony Adibe reports ] - Security operatives from the Enugu State Police Command said they have arrested 12 persons suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The state police spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Tuesday, explained that the suspects would be arraigned in court immediately after investigation.
Amaraizu said the suspects were picked up by security operatives following a tip-off while they were allegedly using public address system to intimidate the public at the popular Ogbette Main Market in Enugu so as to stop them from opening their normal businesses on September 20, threatening to deal with any person who violated their order.
According to him, items recovered from the  suspects include 21 handsets of different types, various leaflets containing inscriptions such as “IPOB  FOR THE BETTERMENT OF YOUR CHILDREN AND THAT OF YOURSELF, “PLEASE SIT AT HOME ON 23/9/16,” “THERE WILL BE NO WORK,” “NO SCHOOL, NO BUSINESS, NO MARKET,” “FREE NNAMDI KANU,” “FREE BIAFRA,” “ALL HAIL BIAFRA.”
Other items recovered from the group were flags suspected to be that of the group with their insignia, public address systems and one wireless microphone.
It was further gathered that the suspects were rounded up by the operatives as the alleged threat announcement was being carried out.
The police spokesman said that the suspects were, however, assisting the operatives in their investigations and would soon be charged to court, adding that security has been beefed up by the command as people were seen today at the market conducting their  normal businesses.
Meanwhile the police advised parents not to allow their children turn themselves to willing tools in the hands of trouble makers as anyone caught would be made to face the full wrath of the law.
He said the command, working in partnership with relevant security agencies in the state, is ready to ensure that  law abiding citizens were not in any way molested or prevented from going about their normal lawful activities.
*Photo Caption - Map of defunct Republic of Biafra

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